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Posted by 11.30.13

Skiing, ice skating, and other cold weather sports can be absolutely exhilarating, if a bit tough on the skin, especially around the delicate lip area.  While the costs of your favorite winter pastimes can add up, effective and soothing remedies to protect your lips don’t need to be expensive. Just slip one of these budget-friendly, drug store solutions into your pocket to avoid chapped lips from the cold, wind, and intensive sun out on the slopes.

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This creamy, lightweight balm contains peptides, emollients, and essential lipids to help restore and retain lip moisture for visibly healthy lips. The n

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Posted by 06.08.13

It may be tempting to ditch your body moisturizer when temperatures are rising, but summer is all about baring your arms, legs, and shoulders, which require good hydration to stay smooth and soft (drinking lots of fluids doesn’t hurt, either). According to body language experts, smooth skin gives you a substantial confidence boost because you look and feel good about yourself.

We consulted with skin care expert, Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil of the Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Philadelphia, and compiled a list of must-have moisturizers this summer. Here are four distinctive and completely different body moisturizing formulations to help you get through summer with dazzling skin (and increa

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CAROLINE GREYL – CEO of Leonor Greyl

Posted by 03.28.10

Meet la femme d’affaire de la beaute

Brains and beauty don’t always go hand in hand, but the Beauty in the Bag Ladies enjoy celebrating this killer combination wherever we can. As CEO of the venerable French pharmacy brand founded by her parents Leonor and Jean Marie, Caroline Greyl represents both. A graduate of Columbia Business School, she is at the helm of a brand sold by over 800 hair salons, 60 department stores, 60 Sephoras in France and in more than 20 countries. “For 35 years, Leonor Greyl has committed to launching products only after they have met the precise requirements demanded by the customer,” she says. “We will never launch a product before it is perfect!”

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Date: 03.15.10

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Neosporin LIP HEALTH Overnight Renewal Therapy (White Petrolatum Lip Protectant) I am a religious devotee of Carmex for chapped lips, but before bed, I hesitate to apply it only because it is so thick I know it will leave a bit of a sloppy residue on my pillow. This winter I was introduced to a new lip hydrator, which now sits on my bedside table and is the last cream I apply before I lay me down to sleep. I was accustomed to associate Neosporin with antibacterial products for cuts and scrapes, but given the brand’s commitment to skin protection, a chapped lip therapy isn’t a far reach. It is a pleasure to use because a small amount goes a long way. The formula comes in a small tub, but is minimally greasy, so it doesn’t require that extra step of getting up out of bed to wash my hands. Since I tend to use a different lip product for day and night, I can’t say for certain that one works better than the other, but the combination left me with nothing to complain about through what has proven to be an excessively cold, snowy New York winter. It’s such a light cream that I can continue to use it as needed even when the weather becomes a bit more favorable.

Final Verdict – BOB (Beauty on a Budget) – It’s $4.99 and a small dab with your finger will suffice. The smell and consistency is reminiscent of a higher end brand, which adds value to the proposition.



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